KFS appoints Alex Lemarkoko as Chief Conservator of Forests
The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) has officially appointed Alex Lemarkoko as the Chief Conservator of Forests.
Lemarkoko, a member of the Forestry Service in Kenya, has held the position in acting capacity since February 2023 following the departure of Julius Kamau.
“The new Chief Conservator of Forests holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Moi University and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the UON. He is also a graduate of the National Defence College, Kenya. Mr Lemarkoko has also undertaken several short courses and he has a wealth of experience representing KFS in various local and international Forestry Forums,” KFS said in a statement released on Monday, August 7.
Lemarkoko previously served as Commandant in charge of Protection and Security and is said to be a focal point for Africa cross border timber trade and forest management forum.
He was appointed with effect from August 2 following a successful interview process conducted by the KFS board on July 31.
KFS Board Chairman, Job Chirchir, witnessed the handing over of leadership to the new KFS boss at the service’s headquarters.
KFS is a corporation established under the Forest Conservation and Management Act (FCMA) of 2016.
Its mission is to enhance the development, conservation, and management of Kenya’s forest resources in all public forests for the benefit of present and future generations.
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